Today’s Headlines

  • Parsing the status-quo message of state DOTs’ federal arm (Streetsblog NYC)
  • House Republicans insist they are abiding by a promised earmark moratorium after Oberstar raises questions (CPI Blog)
  • LaHood announces new rule aimed at preventing distracted driving by railroad operators (FRA Press)
  • Transport construction union launches new campaign to build support for long-term federal legislation (The Hill)
  • Ron Sims, No. 2 at HUD, talks up the Obama administration’s sustainable communities effort in Rhode Island (Prov Journal)
  • Conservative think tank questions White House press secretary’s Twitter plug for his local bike shop (Heritage Blog)
  • D.C.’s much-touted NextBus transit tracking program is proving unreliable (WaPo Blogs)

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LaHood: Transit’s Breaking Records, But There’s “More Work to Do” (Transpo Issues Daily) With White House Ambitions, O’Malley Takes Gamble With Gas Tax (BuzzFeed) WaPo: Time to Stop Tinkering With Virginia Transpo Bill NJ Transit Will Be Just About Back to Pre-Sandy Service By March 24 (Asbury Park Press) Despite Records, Some Transit Systems See […]

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Plenty of Fiddle Faddle During Climate Bill Debate But Little to Show For It (The Economist) Meanwhile, Scaled-Down Bill Likely to Hit the House Floor Next Wednesday (The Hill) House Dems Quarrel About Livability Provisions in Transpo Appropriations Bill (LAB blog) Retired Admiral LeRoy Collins Killed While Cycling in Tampa (UPI) House Committee Unveils Earmark […]

Bicycle Advocates Thank LaHood, Talk Strategy

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This was a big week for bike advocates: They had a pow-wow with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, launched a new coalition, and refined their strategy for the 112th Congress. LaHood blogged about the meeting, encouraging bike advocates to stay engaged in the political process. He assured advocates that they “have a friend in the administration” but […]

Today’s Headlines

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House, Senate Leaders Make Last Attempt to Save Transpo Bill by Deadline (AP, Hill) As Transpo Bill Debate Drags On, Cities Are Losing Out (Next American City) U.S. Conference of Mayors Issues Support for Bike-Ped Funding at Annual Meeting (LAB) Salt Lake City Mayor Announces Spring Arrival of Bike Sharing Program (Fox13) Mass. Bay Transit […]

Today’s Headlines

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Per Capita Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Drops Again (Investing) LaHood Predicts “Nothing Introduced, Nothing Debated” in House on Transpo Bill (The Hill) Memorial Day Marks the Beginning of 100 Deadliest Days on the Roads (Boise Weekly, KSL, CNN) How Houston Plans to Boost Bus Ridership By 20 Percent Without Spending a Dime (Salon) Georgia Stalling Projects Because of Federal Funding Uncertainty (Savannah Morning […]